Season 7, Episode 23
In the prosecution of a fatal shooting, Schiff (Steven Hill) refuses the governor's order to seek the death penalty and is removed from the case---prompting him to sue the governor. Panatti: Roy Thinnes. Coburn: Kent Williams. Carolyne: Liana Pai. Keenan: John Driver.
The murder of a model leads to an investigation involving her ex-husband, their son and the illegitimate daughter she'd given up for adoption. Sonja: Rene Augesen. Silverman: Bray Poor. Douglas: Adam Kaufman. Jimmy: Paul Lieber. Holland: David McCallum.
Season 7, Episode 21
An editor is found dead in an apartment that's shared by one of her authors and a lawyer, both of whom insist they were out of town at the time of the murder. Evans: Robert Foxworth. Sarah: Sara Botsford. Adele: Cynthia Harris. Austin: Oren J. Sofer. Dalton: Guy Paul.
A woman finds her brother shot to death, and the investigation leads to a suspect who first lies to police, then claims he helped the victim change a tire, but had nothing to do with the murder. Bodak: Frank John Hughes. Ricky: Benny Nieves. Shuman: Casey Siemaszko.
A suspect in a holdup involving the killing of a policeman asks for a deal in exchange for revealing the whereabouts of his missing accomplice. Harp: Luke Reilly. Bell: Edie Falco. Mrs. Titus: Theresa Merritt. Judge Davis: Nancy Addison. Sandra: Marlene Forte.
Season 7, Episode 18
After a serial rapist (Burt Young) is freed on parole, a young woman is attacked and killed---leading McCoy (Sam Waterston) to try various methods to keep the man off the streets. Janeane: Lisa LoCicero. Granick: Ned Eisenberg. Munro: David Wolos-Fonteno.
Season 7, Episode 17
As the three-parter concludes, the suspect gets his day(s) in court, but several events serve to complicate matters. Among them: Gorton suing Ross for custody of their daughter. Gorton: Keith Szarabajka. Newman: Scott Cohen. Joyner: Franchelle Stewart Dorn.
Season 7, Episode 16
Part 2 of three. As the case of the movie-studio president's killing continues, it appears that the wrong suspect has been arrested; and Ross must face her ex, who's the new suspect's defense attorney. Newman: Scott Cohen. Grant: Jeffrey D. Sams. Gorton: Keith Szarabajka.
Season 7, Episode 15
Part 1 of a three-part story centers on the killing of a movie-studio president, whose corpse is fished out of a river. Grant: Jeffrey D. Sams. Newman: Scott Cohen. Lisa: Lauren Graham. Greta: Janeane Garofalo. Klein: Dick Latessa. Robert Culp has a cameo as himself.
A retired cop is found shot to death in his car, and the investigative trail involves two interior decorators who double as prostitutes. Hillary: Felicity Huffman. Lanie: Elaine Stritch. Colson: David Chandler. Sondra: Jodie Markell. Metzler: John Cunningham.
Season 7, Episode 13
The investigation of a wealthy, elderly man's murder involves his young widow, her mother, the deceased's lawyer and a longtime servant. Kim: Arija Bareikis. Shain: Boyd Gaines. Meyers: George Grizzard. Velma: Anna Holbrook.
Season 7, Episode 12
After the treasurer of an apartment co-op is shot to death in the building's garage, the detectives discover that the killing may have been a case of mistaken identity. Russo: George DiCenzo. Tashjian: Scott Bryce. Flores: Victor Argo. Susan: Dana Reeve. Tucker: Greer Goodman.
Season 7, Episode 11
A woman jumps off a bridge, and witnesses say that she was running away from a man who was threatening her. Harold Dorning: John Cullum. Di Marco: Tony Lo Bianco. Robert Dorning: Christopher Cousins. Mike McDugan Jr.: John Conlee. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach.
Season 7, Episode 10
The attempted murder of a family man leads to a case involving a vendetta and the possibility that a death that was ruled accidental five years earlier may have been a killing. Estelle: Frances Sternhagen. Ruth: Jenny Robertson. Harvey: Tom Riis Farrell. James: Bradley White. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach.
The shooting of a black activist involves a man who believes that his father's murder was caused by the activist. Angela: Michelle Hurd. Huey: Chris McKinney. Books: Ron Cephas Jones. Mrs. Tate: Gloria Foster. Dubois: Samuel E. Wright. McCoy: Sam Waterston.
A department-store murder casts suspicion on the two daughters of the store's owner, one of whom is the deceased's widow. Kate: Anne Twomey. Laura: Jean De Baer. Judge Larkin: Rochelle Oliver. Patton: Bill Moor. Greer: Richard Venture. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. McCoy: Sam Waterston.
Season 7, Episode 7
Individuals involved in the case of a man murdered in a hotel room include the wife he deserted, his father-in-law (Val Avery) and his new fiancée. Pokras: Jerry Stiller. Arlene: Deborah Hedwall. Ms. Mills: Abby Lewis. Victoria: Renee Props.
A college janitor's murder begins a case that leads to a troubled student and the scientist who used him in drug research. Alan: Mark Bateman. Dr. Varick: John Bedford Lloyd. Blum: Randle Mell. Mrs. Sawyer: E. Katherine Kerr. Sawyer: Daniel Ziskie. Ross: Carey Lowell.
While on a stakeout, a detective (Kevin Conway) kills a suspected drug dealer, but Curtis refuses to testify that he saw the deceased reach for a gun. Judge Hellman: Josef Sommer. Det. Sullivan: Tim Ransom. Det. Edwards: Jeff Williams. Curtis: Benjamin Bratt.
Season 7, Episode 4
A set of coins figures into a gallery owner's murder, in which one of the suspects is the victim's wealthy friend (Michael Willis). Judith: Karen Allen. Melnick: Tovah Feldshuh. Dunlap: Larry Keith. Mrs. Schoenberg: Lenka Peterson. Chad: Eddie Kaye Thomas. Ross: Carey Lowell.
Season 7, Episode 3
The killing of a student leads to a case in which the accused claims that she was raped, and that she defended herself against another assault. Danielle: Chelsea Altman. Archer: Dennis Boutsikaris. Mason: John MacKay. Baylor: Giancarlo Esposito. Ross: Carey Lowell.
Season 7, Episode 2
After a corpse is found in a building elevator, the detectives start their investigation with records that show on which floors the elevator had previously stopped. Joanne: Pamela Gray. Judge Parks: Jerry Adler. Gillum: Gerry Bamman. Larry: Billy Gillespie. Ross: Carey Lowell.
The detectives try to find the killer of a wife and mother, who was murdered for her car. Fernando: Victor Sierra. Anna: Cyndi Cartagena. Mercer: George Martin. Mrs. Galvez: Divina Cook. Wrightman: Louise Sorel. Rankin: Lawrence Arancio. Judge Scarletti: Ted Kazanof.